July 23, 2010

THERE'S NOTHING IN THIS PRESIDENCY FOR THE LEFT:

Senate Passes U.S. War Bill Without State Aid for Teachers Sought by House (Brian Faler, Jul 23, 2010, Bloomberg)

The U.S. Senate approved a $60 billion measure to fund the troop buildup in Afghanistan after refusing to include $10 billion in state aid sought by the House to prevent an estimated 140,000 teacher layoffs.

The House plan, which the Obama administration had threatened to veto, was blocked late yesterday on a 46-51 procedural vote, with 60 needed. The Senate then voted unanimously to pass its version of the war bill and send it to the House for approval.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 23, 2010 5:40 AM
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